Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Cortland
IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Beth Klein
Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Childhood Early Childhoon
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What is the institution’s current bicycle friendly award level? :

A brief description of the institution’s bicycle program, including the year the award was achieved and/or renewed:

SUNY Cortland is known as a college that encourages both physical activity and “green” environmental practices. That’s made the sprawling campus a natural location for a mode of transportation that combines both values: the bicycle.

The League of American Bicyclists, which has existed since 1880, recognized SUNY Cortland as a Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program at the bronze level in November of 2017.

Outdoor Pursuits maintains 70 bikes and approximately 50 of them are rented out each week. Outdoor Pursuits also offers a semester-long rental program where a red bike may be obtained for $55.

The bronze category indicates that the College has demonstrated the following characteristics:
•Engineering — the administration recently implemented a policy to engineer streets with the consideration of cyclists or is beginning to develop a trail network. Campus facilities conform to the currently recognized safety standards and some training is available for engineers and planners on staff.
•Education — The campus holds bicycle safety events and educational opportunities and offers education on theft prevention.
•Encouragement — The campus hosts organized rides each quarter and an annual Bike to Campus Day.
•Enforcement — Officers are familiar with laws relating to bicyclists and work with the bicycling community to disseminate safety information to motorists and cyclists.
•Evaluation — The college/university is familiar with and responsive to the needs of cyclists. There is a significant percentage of employees and students who bike on campus more than twice a week.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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